A standoff between Dutch universities and publishing giant Elsevier is finally over. A threat to boycott Elsevier’s 2500 journals—a deal has been struck: For no additional charge beyond subscription fees, 30% of research published by Dutch researchers in Elsevier journals will be open access by 2018 after more than a year of negotiations—and.
“It is perhaps perhaps not the 100% that we expected,” claims Gerard Meijer, the pres >Radboud University in Nijmegen, holland, plus the lead negotiator in the side that is dutch. “But this is basically the future. Nobody can stop this any longer.”
The dispute involves a mandate established in 2014 by Sander Dekker, state secretary at the Ministry for Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands january.
. It needs that 60% of government-funded research documents must certanly be liberated to the general public by 2019, and 100% by 2024. Continue reading